May 09, 2003 - 1:54 pm
Hello! I am new to this site. Cancer is something I want to talk about, but alot of people get upset. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer April 22,1998, during my annual checkup with my Gyno Dr. I received 6 chemo treatments, and every six months, I receive a pap test and internal. Plus, I have the CA 125 blood test every six months. My younger sister, Mary, died of breast cancer Dec. 3, 2001, at the age of 43. While I was going thru my chemo she found a lump in her left breast, late in August 1998. She had surgery, chemo and radiation. By December 2000, Mary wasn't feeling very well, thought she had pneumonia, did a chest xray, and the cancer was back!! She went thru more chemo and suffered alot. Our cancer blood doctor didn't know how to help us with her dying. We never had a chance to get help from Hospice. Mary couldn't walk, she was in such pain, we couldn't TOUCH her. I went with her to talk with this stupid blood doctor of ours, to ask for an appointment with a NEW doctor in BOSTON,Mass. He made the appt for Mary, and on the day of her appt. she was in such PAIN my other sister called 911. At Newport Hospital, in ER, our stupid blood doctor told Mary more or less "this is IT - the end. Hospice took over at the hospital making her comfortable. She went into the hopsital on wednesday, and died on monday 8:30am with her husband and our sister, Annamarie by her side. The saddest part is Mary never knew she was dying until Annamarie asked her where she wanted to be buried!!
As you can tell I have alot of pain and anger about all this stuff. It's taken a long time to be able to really face what has happened to me and my family.
Thank you for listening. I believe in God. I am a spiritual person. I believe in the power of prayer!!!
I am looking for friends to share this journey of mine. I am a Cancer Surviver, but I'm having a very hard time moving forward.
May PEACE be with you!
Love, Mrs. Leonora G. Friend (Leo7)